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Accommodation wanted, see below!

Appears we, once again, have thieves targeting our village. A resident had some items taken from outside their house in the evening whilst they were in the property, and the thieves had the audacity to return to the area after being scared off? Keep an eye out for any unusual activity, remember that if you spot anything suspicious the police can be contacted by phoning 101

Planned road closure in Shotesham on Sept 24th – details here 


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Ken Munro is the news editor. Please let him know about village news and events via Contact Us on the main menu or on 07880801674.

Accommodation wanted – We have a friend of the village who is looking for self contained accommodation for one in or around Shotesham for the next six months. If anyone has something suitable which they would wish to rent, or indeed knows someone who does, can you please contact Ken – 07880801674 or resotan@aol.com – in the first instance. Thanks for your help. 

The DIARY – Click here

Shotesham Screen returned in Sept…..Eaten by Lions was a great fun movie, look out for Women at War on October 11th, info to follow.

Room with a Brew! unfortunately has had to be cancelled on  Tuesday 17th September. Look out for news on the next one. 

Walking Group – A 24 legged group (12 of each!), after retrieving 4of the legs from a field of pheasants, enjoyed a fine walk along the rivers Chet & Yare. The final leg was along Hardley Dyke where we viewed the yachts of the (not quite so) rich and infamous! 

Hardley Staithe, courtesy of David Howes

Next walk will be on Sunday 29th September, details in the diary.

“The Yellow Caravan – a Trip Round Norfolk in 1912” will be featured at 
7.30pm Wednesday 25th September in Trinity Hall. In the summer of 1912 three well dressed, well educated and well connected young Norfolk ladies set off on a caravan trip around Norfolk. With Mr Canham leading the horse and yellow caravan, their two week round trip took them from Kings Lynn, along the north coast, to the Broads and to Stoke Holy Cross. They took photographs and kept a diary of their journey, see poster here. 

Everyone is invited to this very entertaining, illustrated talk, by Juliet Webster about the journey of her 3 great aunts. Please also join us for a drink afterwards. Tickets £5 – in advance please, as seating is limited, from Sara Webber 01508 550190 or email webber.sj@btinternet.com

Conservation Group. Many thanks to everyone who assisted the work on Church Hill an drew St Mary’s, more to come in due course. 

Courtesy of Bernie

 Village Party 🎉. Many thanks due to Mike Knights and all the others who assisted in organising our Village Party in August, good company, great music from DJ MK and a live performance from Stuart Shearer and his band, and not a drop of rain in sight. Well done to all involved, including everyone who came along and helped make a it an excellent evening!

Take a walk on the wild side.. still time to enjoy the beautiful wild flowers and grasses around the common: wonderful habitat for bees and butterflies. On a recent wild flower identification walk led by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, over 40 species were recorded! A new pedestrian gate has been installed to allow access to the common opposite Joys Loke, and you can enjoy a rest halfway under a shady tree. Please take care to respect the wildlife and keep dogs under control.

….and take a moment to enjoy the Village Pond!


Community information….

South Norfolk older people’s forum, details here.

Norfolk campaign to S.C.R.A.P. fly tipping…details here

For assistance with power cuts, please click this link from UK Power Networks

Thinking Fuel – If you feel you may be paying too much for your oil, Community Action Norfolk (CAN) have a scheme that may assist. Click here to see how you might save and here to see how it works, or go directly to the CAN website for more details.

Our local police officer is PC 1151 Sherry Locke who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, contact details for all our local officers – click here.

Local Police info – July Newsletter

News from Norfolk Police Commissioner – July  Newsletter 

Selected older news items are retained on the “News archive” page)